I’m a huge art enthusiast, particularly drawn to African art; yet somehow, shamefully I had never been to Circle Art Gallery despite its prominence in the Nairobi art scene zeitgeist.
Last weekend, I got the chance to watch a wonderful film outdoors courtesy of Unseen Nairobi. The film screening was held at Circle Art Gallery gardens, amid the backdrop of the Nairobi sunset giving way to the inky dark evening sky.
A few weeks back, I was at the Nairobi National Museum and came across beautiful artwork on display by Samuel Kamau Kariuki who describes himself as “a self-taught acrylic visual artist”.
It happened mid-morning one fine Thursday, a few weeks back. The sky was the most magnificent shade of blue. The kind of blue that Lupita Nyong’o was likely referring to as the inspiration for her Oscars 2014 gown.
I know what you’re probably thinking. Library tour? Sounds kinda meh and boring, right? Hear me out though. Libraries are a treasure trove of history and knowledge. And the McMillan library in Nairobi is one of the oldest and largest libraries in Nairobi.
Have you ever had one of those days where you decide to toss the careful itineraries and just explore and discover random spots in your city? That was me a few days back. And that is how I stumbled upon the lovely gem that is Amani ya Juu.